1 . Meadowood Napa Valley

St. Helena, California

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The country life is a little different when you get to this part of the U.S. - well, at least it’s different at Meadowood Napa Valley. Your Napa Valley vacation is supposed to include wine tours, maybe a little golf, and plenty of rest and relaxation; here, these things attain a whole new level.

At Meadowood, golf includes a private nine-hole walking golf course and a resident golf pro. Wine tours? How about an onsite wine tasting event each evening, or mealtime food and wine pairings all courtesy of the inn’s expert wine educator? In case that’s not enough, there’s also an onsite croquet pro to help you navigate the two tournament-sized lawns. And a tennis pro, the better to experience the seven immaculate plexi-pave hard courts. And about the rest and relaxation: Meadowood offers an unbelievable array of in-room spa treatments. So many, in fact, that to look at the menu you’d think that you were visiting an actual spa resort. And check out the country-style warmth of the 85 rooms, suites, cottages and lodges. Seeing is believing!

Dates and Times

Spa treatments are available daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Related Onsite Offerings

Along with guided offsite activities and 250 acres of onsite exploration, Meadowood offers five elegant meeting rooms and a professional staff for custom team building programs and unforgettable Napa Valley weddings and honeymoons.

Extra Stops

Enjoy offsite guided tours featuring vineyards, wineries and Napa Valley architecture.

2 . Ant Street Inn

Brenham, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (979) 836 - 7393

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Located in the heart of historic downtown Brenham, Texas, Ant Street Inn is the perfect place for a small town setting with a big vacation experience!

This charming destination is a Texas registered historic landmark, and from the moment you arrive you’ll fall in love with the Victorian antiques, stained glass designs, and Oriental rugs that truly make Ant Street Inn one of a kind. Their 15 cozy guestrooms feature cable television, private bathrooms, and wireless high-speed internet so you can feel right at home during your stay. Relax in your room or head down to the back porch where you can lounge on rocking chairs and enjoy views of the garden and fountain. In the morning you can indulge in a hot breakfast from the Inn’s Brenham Grill! When it comes to things to do, Ant Street Inn puts you in the perfect spot to explore and experience the best of Brenham. Head off to Unity Theatre and catch a musical or play, visit Pleasant Hill and taste their incredible wines and enjoy the vineyard views, or stroll along in town where you can stop by many antique shops! Don’t forget to try Brenham’s own Blue Bell ice cream – you can even take a tour of the creamery!

Address

The Ant Street Inn 107 West Commerce Street Brenham, TX 77833

Related activities

Ant Street Inn can help you plan incredible day trips to many nearby attractions and activities! From the beautiful gardens at Antique Rose Emporium to Round Top for Texas Antique Weekend fairs to the George Bush Library in College Station, there's plenty to do and see during your stay!

Related Onsite Offerings

If you're planning a wedding or company event, Ant Street Inn's elegant 100 year old building is the perfect place to exchange vows or host a meeting. An indoor ballroom of 4,000 square feet and an outdoor Garden Arbor are ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The ballroom can also be used for corporate events, along with two additional onsite meeting rooms and the library for smaller groups. Let Ant Street Inn help you plan a truly successful and memorable event today!

3 . Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Milton, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 618 - 1610

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Featuring a remarkable selections of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, and a world-class spa, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa is perfect for a weekend or week-long stay. You'll find luxury and leisure at this chic inn!

Located on 75 rolling Hudson River acres, this inn features 10 beautifully appointed rooms and eight private cottages/guest houses. Stroll through the organic garden or take a seat at Henry's at the Farm restaurant and savor fresh meals comprised of local ingredients. Indulge in an array of specialty treatments at the Buttermilk Spa or sip a beer poolside. An eclectic collection of room features everything from dark mahogany floors to Asian antiques. Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and much more enhance the elegance. Just 75 miles from New York City, this is the perfect venue for a wedding ceremony. Enjoy the exclusivity off the inn, as well as the convenient location to various city attractions. Here, you can celebrate the natural splendor of the outdoors and the unmatched opulence of the indoors.

Address

220 North Road, Milton, NY, 12547, United States

Related activities

Reconnect with nature here. Just take a step outside your room and enjoy a hike on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail or check out any of the area's scenic parks.

Related Onsite Offerings

Each morning starts out with a country breakfast of farm fresh eggs, local cheeses, and produce accompanied by a buffet of fresh fruit and house-made, artisan-baked goods.

4 . Maine Stay Inn and Cottages

Kennebunkport, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 328 - 0453

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Take a journey to historic Kennebunkport and plan your stay at Maine Stay Inn and Cottages. This year round bed and breakfast provides outstanding hospitality and breathtaking coastal beauty. Eleven cottage suites offer a bevy of amenities including

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a girlfriend's getaway or a family trip with children, the area surrounded Maine Stay Inn has you covered. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the main house offer beautifully restored premier accommodations for all of your needs. Cool ocean breezes will make any time the perfect time for a walk along the beach. Numerous lighthouses are located nearby along the coast, and provide excellent tourist attractions for the entire family! Take a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride through town to experience this unique historical village. Plan a one-of-a-kind whale watching or sailing excursion. Make your plans to visit Kennebunkport and the friendly staff at Maine Stay Inn.

Address

34 Maine Street Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Number of resorts

There are 28 Inns and Bed and Breakfast's in Kennebunkport and the surrounding area.

Highlights

Eleven guest cottages and six Victorian-themed Inn rooms give guests an exquisitely decorated place to stay in Kennebunkport. Guest Cottages give your the option of having a fireplace and/or Jacuzzi tub in your room.

5 . Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock

Fredericksburg, Texas

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 593 - 3014

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We’ve all dreamed of our life as a fairy tale, where Old World romance, lavish pampering and pure beauty surround us. We found a Texas bed and breakfast that reminds us of a medieval castle, but with modern conveniences. Trois Estate is truly a romantic treat on your Texas Hill Country vacation.

You’ll be transported to a different era through the architecture and design at Trois Estate bed and breakfast. Antique stone mantles, weathered wooden doors and tapestry-inspired paintings adorn the estate from your guest suite to the artisan shops to the restaurant and the cathedral. That’s right, we said cathedral. Your fairy tale wedding becomes reality in this spectacular Hill Country setting! Visit the European Day Spa to rejuvenate before you say, “I do!” The rooftop terrace can accommodate a beautiful reception, lit by a sky full of stars. Troisi’s Italian Ristorante provides culinary sensations from deep in the heart of Italy. Enjoy wine and hors’deurves before returning to the Casa de Leon bridal suite – romance is all around on your Hill Country wedding getaway. Welcome to Trois Estate, the ultimate in romance at this Texas bed and breakfast.

Getting there

From Hwy. 290: Head West down Main Street. Look for the brown sign reading “Enchanted Rock State park 17 miles” That is also Milam street (Ranch Road 965). Take a right. It is almost exactly 16 miles from Main St. You will cross two cattle guards on RR 965, then you will see an adobe gate entrance with two lions on the posts on the right side of the road. The gate spells Trois in antlers. Push the call button on the wall to open the gate.

Highlights

You’ll love returning to Troisi’s Italian Ristorante every night to try a different Italian specialty!

Fun facts

At the European Day Spa, you’ll experience healing waters in the heated pool down in the mystique of the underground cave.

6 . Batcheller Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast

Saratoga Springs, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 968 - 4489

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Set in the pulsing heart of downtown Saratoga Springs on historic Congress Park, the incomparable Batcheller Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast interweaves vibrant culture and unmatched opulence. One of America's great Victorian houses, you'll experience Old World elegance with a New World attitude.

An architectural mosaic of High Victorian eclecticism, French Renaissance Revival, Italianate flair, and Egyptian influences makes for a truly memorable lodging experience. Intricately carved European woodwork, hand-carved marble fireplaces, and original 1800s Batcheller family furnishings make this inn a one-of-a-kind Saratoga stay. Each room has beautiful period furnishings, wireless high-speed Internet, and plush bathrobes. The inn's intimate setting is perfect for your next corporate event or wedding. The central location of the inn is perfect for exploring Saratoga Springs' gourmet restaurants, scenic hikes through the lush hills, or horse-drawn carriage rides. Enjoy an exciting horse race at the Saratoga Racecourse, take in a show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or visit the many nearby museums. Get in touch with nature at Lake George or at Saratoga State Park. Luxury and leisure unite!

Address

20 Circular Street, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Fun facts

Built in 1873 by George Sherman Batcheller, the mansion has been welcoming guests for over 140 years.

Related Onsite Offerings

Exceptional amenities truly allow you to relax. Soak in the spectacular scenery from your private balcony and soothe your soul in the Jacuzzi.

7 . The Geneva Inn

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 1368

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How about a little trip to England? Too far? Too expensive for an intimate inn-style getaway? Well, let’s consider the Geneva Inn - a refreshing splash of European luxury on the shores of Wisconsin’s Geneva Lake.

When we say luxury, we’re talking about five-course dinners paired with excellent wines. We’re talking about oversized, vintage baths (substitute a whirlpool if you’d like) and a fantastic buffet breakfast each morning - continental, of course - and bedtime chocolates. The lakeview suites here provide sweeping views of the serene, yet exciting, Geneva Lake. The Geneva Inn is an English-style establishment through and through, without the air fare. Really, we’re talking about how the European-style charm of the Geneva Inn seems to permeate the entire town of Lake Geneva, starting with the historic 21-mile path around the lake that starts right at the inn’s front door. This is a place that makes a bike ride or boutique shopping or golf exquisitely romantic - especially when you look forward to your accommodations including thick, fluffy bathrobes at the end of each day.

Extra Stops

Take the courtesy shuttle from the inn’s front door to the charm and excitement of downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Highlights

The entire inn, including the Grandview Restaurant and room balconies, is now smoke-free.

Getting there

From Milwaukee, take I-94 North to 894W/I-43 South. Follow I-43 toward Beloit. Exit south on Wisconsin Highway 120. Follow 120 South joining US Highway 12 East around Lake Geneva proper. After leaving 12 and joining US Highway 50 West, turn left at the first stop light staying on 120 South. Turn right at the second crossroad, Bloomfield Road, and follow it until it ends. Turn left toward Big Foot Beach State Park and The Geneva Inn is on the right-hand side just past the beach.

8 . Wharf Masters Inn

Point Arena, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 932 - 4031

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Yes - there really was a wharf master here in Point Arena on the California coast. Of course, that was in 1865, and the rugged coastline and the occasionally wild weather made life pretty difficult back then. Which is what makes the Wharf Masters Inn so exciting and special today.

It’s lovely that you can adore these ocean views - some of the finest ocean you’ll ever see - in comfort. The Mendocino Coast is known for its hidden coves and powerful surf, which is great news for you, but trouble if you happened to be a 19th-century sailor. The wharf master was in charge of keeping things in order here - a tough job, but one that had its benefits. The Wharf Master’s House is a truly elegant vacation home and the centerpiece of the Wharf Masters Inn now, we suspect because it was built to stand the test of time. Yet There’s actually a variety of unique spaces here that really defy description; and even the “standard” rooms at the inn carry the same intimacy and, dare we say, luxury, with elegant two-person soaking tubs, feather beds and satellite TV. The result is total secluded romance.

Related Onsite Offerings

A beautiful, grassy and absolutely private center courtyard makes the Wharf Masters Inn perfect for weddings and wedding receptions. The entire 25-room inn can be rented out for special events.

Fun facts

The Wharf Master’s House remains the oldest home in Point Arena.

Extra Stops

Visit the historical and beautiful Point Arena Lighthouse Station, part of a six-acre historical area that encompasses structures such as the Fog Signal Building from 1870 and the Point Arena Lighthouse, which began operation in 1908.

9 . Winter Clove Inn

Round Top, New York

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9609

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Winter Clove Inn is a northern Catskills family vacation. Which might seem a little unusual, considering that “inn” and “Catskills” can conjure up images of total romantic escapes. Well, you can do that here, too; but you’ll soon discover that Winter Clove isn’t your ordinary Catskills inn.

It’s actually situated in a clove, which we discovered is a group of mature trees, and in this case the result is stunning - a grand, 50-room inn on North Mountain that blends with the natural Catskills scenery. It turns out that this blending is well-earned: in 1863, the inn was a farmhouse that happened to be open to tourists and naturalists. Heck, there’s even a waterfall under the historic covered bridge on site pouring into Winter Clove Creek. So far, you’re still thinking romance, right? Sure. But there’s also a game room, in indoor an outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, a kid’s playground and a Carriage House that holds an antique bowling alley. And the guestrooms, each unique in the traditional inn style, are spacious enough for the whole family. The inn even has an American Plan and children’s rates!

Related Onsite Offerings

A restored 19th-century carriage house is the site of the conference center at Winter Clove Inn; there are four meeting rooms plus a glass-enclosed sunroom and a living room with a fireplace.

Highlights

Golfers need not feel neglected: Winter Clove Inn features a nine-hole executive golf course with breathtaking Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley views.

Extra Stops

Get a glimpse of how the other half lives on a Hudson River cruise, a pleasant mix of lighthouses, vineyards, orchards and grand mansions.

10 . Ventana Inn and Spa

Big Sur, California

CALL DIRECT: +1 (831) 667 - 2331

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It’s rare to find a place where we can pull ourselves away from the stresses of life, and truly get lost in nature’s beauty. At Ventana Inn and Spa, this task was made surprisingly easy. Maybe it was the location, the cottage, the spa – either way it was pure splendor on our Big Sur vacation.

The inn is situated on Big Sur, California’s towering bluffs, with the majestic Pacific Ocean crashing below. The tranquility of the ocean combined with the seclusion, beauty and privacy of coastal scenery make Ventana Inn and Spa the perfect place to get away and do nothing. And by doing nothing, we mean strolling through lush gardens. Enjoying a Japanese hot bath. Indulging in an herbal massage. Or just laying out by the pools – one is even clothing optional. If you’d like a little more activity, they have that too! Start your day off with yoga, or head out to explore the beauty of Big Sur. When you return to the inn, satiate your appetite with a gourmet meal at the Ventana Bistro – sustainable ingredients from California’s Central Coast bring your vacation full circle! Pure relaxation is possible at Ventana Inn and Spa.

Highlights

The Big Sur Villas provide split-level accommodations. First floor features a living room, queen-size sofa bed pull out, wood burning fireplace, dining alcove, wet bar, window seat and a private deck. The second floor offers a bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom and a private balcony. Big Sur Villa square footage ranges from 930 to 1198 square feet.

Getting there

From the North, take Hwy 101 south to Hwy 156 in Prunedale. Take Hwy 156 west to Hwy 1 in Monterey. Follow Hwy 1 south thru Monterey and Carmel. Ventana is located 28 miles south of Carmel on the left side of Hwy 1.

Fun facts

Point Lobos is aptly called “The greatest meeting of land and water in the world” by landscape artist Francis McComas. It has long attracted artists, writers and nature lovers with its beautiful landscape of rocky coves, shallow tide pools, broad kelp beds and wind-sculpted pines. The park’s 1,250 acres encompass 700 underwater acres and 550 acres of forest trails leading to headlands, white sand beaches and turquoise waters.

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